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. these have been tough times. >> today governor romney heads to the swing state of virginia, hold a rally in virginia beach in little more than an hour. later in the day, he'll attend a nascar race in richmond. >>> other front page political headlines for you, the battle over medical marijuana has surfaced on the campaign trail. paul ryan told a colorado springs radio stationing the federal government should not interfere with states that have legalized the drug for medicinal purposes. the congressman says he does not personal willly agree with the but it should be left up to the states. vice president biden heads to ohio where he will hold rallies in zanesville and athens. >>> west coast headlines are next. the unusual change in bee population. >>> plus, deal making for some malibu luxury homes. >>> in office politics, which party supports the war on terror more. keep it here on "weekends with alex xrwitt." there are projects. and there are game-changers. those ideas that start with us rolling up our sleeves... ...and end with a new favorite room in the house. and when we can save even m
in virginia beach and then attend a nascar race in richmond. a day after the new molly jobs report showing the economy added fewer than expected 96,000 jobs, even though the jobless rate dropped to 8.1% to 8.3%. here's the president's take from the campaign trail. >>> today we learned that after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row. a total of more than 4.6 million jobs. but that's not good enough. we know that's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> kristinen welker is with the president. >> reporter: when he campaigns here in the st. petersburg area later on today, you can expect him to get back on message, back on his message about jobs growth and economic fairness. you can also expect him to criticize republicans for their tax policies on friday he told a group of supporters in iowa that republicans use a tax cut to solve every problem. as for mitt romney he's trying to capitalize on the jobs figure. on friday he called them the hangover after the party. of course, that's a reference to the d
on the middle east. nbc's ron mott is with congressman paul ryan and he's joining us from roanoke, virginia, with more. part of a state you're going to be doing a lot of time in, no doubt. ron, good morning. >> hey, there, alex. good saturday morning to you. although this has not been the best week for the romney campaign, and a lot of it stemming from a statement he sent out on tuesday night when these attacks were just known here in the states, critical of the obama administration's handling of that crisis. problem for the campaign is that the extent of the violence there was not fully known at the time, and the statement was actually released by the embassy to try to quell that protest before it turned violent. now mitt romney has been criticized by democrats and the president who came out the next day that he has a tendency to shoot first and aim later. mitt romney has been on the defensive since then. he softened his stance a little bit yesterday in an interview on national television where he said that the statement itself was not appropriate. he said he agrees with the white house th
those states. if we win, pennsylvania, michigan and virginia this game is over. if we win either ohio and florida and we're ahead in both right now. >> howard dean, michael smerconish, always good to see you both. thank you so much. >>> tuesday is the anniversary of 9/11. in today's office politics my conversation with msnbc terrorism analyst evan coleman. i began by asking him about his greatest fear for an attack here on u.s. soil. >> my greatest fear, honestly, is that an al qaeda affiliate group. a group that we haven't been looking at that closely. aqap is a good example of that. before the underwear bomb plot, no one had heard of al qaeda in yemen. my concern is that you have an al qaeda affiliate group that's not being heavily focused in on. they identify u.s. nationals who they can work with who are under the radar who are home grown, who are esoteric or at the fringes of the jihadi community. those individuals are able to come up with a plot that is simple, is easy to carry out and causes major economic damage. that is exactly what al qaeda is saying its goal is right now. >>
in this race. they know they've got to do a lot of work here in florida, also in virginia, also in ohio. so we expect that those three states with figure prominently on the campaign schedule going forward for paul ryan and mitt romney. >> ron mott, thanks very much keeping an eye on things for us in florida. we appreciate that. >>> let's go to our other big story. we have new developments over the film that sparked outrage around the world. one of the member behind that video, nakoula was taken in for questioning this morning. authorities want to know if he violated probation. and cleanup from the riots tahrir square. a 35-year-old man died from bird shot wounds overnight. >>> meanwhile the protests have now spread beyond the middle east and north africa. in sidney, australia, hundreds of protesters clashed with police outside a building outside the u.s. consulate. >>> but perhaps the most dramatic and compelling developments of the day come from libya where the u.s. government is making a big push to solve the murder of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya. our nbc reporter
sup superpacs has surpassed $600 million. many of that to run ads in ohio, virginia and florida. president obama is adding a campaign stop in milwaukee this week. wisconsin next saturday, a state he won in 2008 by 14 points. it's a wbusy week for the president. on thursday he heads to florida. on friday he visits virginia along with new orleans, louisiana. mitt romney kicks off the week with a stop in colorado and los angeles, california, today. wednesday he'll be in miami for a facebook meet the candidates event. beginning this week governor romney and congressman paul ryan will begin receiving regular intelligence briefings from national security officials in the obama administration. >>> west coast headlines are next with a report on why the white house can't be blamed for the higher gas prices. >>> plus, fresh predictions for who will take the house and senate this year. it's all coming up for you in office politics. keep it here on "weekends with alex witt." with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit car
states of ohio, florida, and virginia. the obama ticket is actually outperforming them in those states. they've held about 29 events in that period compared to about 24 for the republicans. so, while there's a lot of calls for romney and paul ryan to be hitting the trail a little bit more, and to be doing a little bit less fund-raising, you're seeing exactly the opposite happening on the ground. so mitt romney spent yesterday in pennsylvania. that was not exactly a battleground state. they're not even running ads there right now. so it's a little bit of a head scratcher when you take a look at where they're spending their time. how they expect to pull this thing out. >> you know what's interesting about this, too, aimee is the president's came totally lowering expectations on the debate front. is there a theme, a general theme being struck by the president's team on all this? and how much debate prep is the president actually doing, given it's been a pretty busy cycle for him in terms of running things from 1600 pennsylvania avenue? >> well, yeah, they're saying he hasn't really had ti
, joe says stack. and tom davis, former republican congressman from virginia. gentlemen, welcome to you both. >> let's look at this electoral map here, there is an easier path to 2780 for the president right now in states like virginia. they lost it by 270,000 votes four years ago. i don't think obama can get the college turnouts. and i think romney is going to cut into the northern margin substance staley. i think the -- more promise, this equestering can put a big cloud over all the workers and defense workers, what's going to happen to them after november. >> all the demographics how you have to go about changing virginia. look at unemployment, it's low. they're not having as much of a problem as the rest of the nation. it's raising a huge question for federal workers as to who's going to get cut. demographics have changed, the republicans need to understand there's a very multi ethnic area. fairfax county, the largers jurisdiction in the state. so they have to address those issues and they're doing a great job, i think. >> romnalex, if people know pennsylvania, it really is a purple
will campaign in colorado, ohio and virginia. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker is traveling with the president. she's live in iowa with the latest. hi to you. is it overcast there? is that what's going on there? is that a little bit of isaac? >> reporter: it is a little overcast, alex, you're absolutely right. but president obama, the obama campaign, very focused right now on trying to build momentum and excitement ahead of the democratic national convention. they are starting their road to charlotte campaign right here in iowa, and we are told that one of the themes today is going to be to highlight what the obama campaign is calling american heroes, people who have overcome great challenges during this difficult economy, during this difficult time in our nation's history. so we're going to hear from some of them in addition to hearing from the president. as you say, he's going to have a very busy holiday weekend. from here he heads to colorado. 's going to take a little bit of a break from the trail on monday to visit louisiana, to visit with some of the folks who were imp
.2% between 1990 and 2009. that's in that summary document. meanwhile, at a rally in virginia, president obama defended his remarks about changing washington from the outside and attacked his opponent. >> now for some reason, my opponent got really excited. [ laughter ] >> we wrote a speech real quick. he stood up at a rally, proudly declared, "i'll get the job done from the inside." what kind of inside job is he talking about? [ applause ] >> romney struck the inside-out theme as well in las vegas. take a look. >> he all raised the white flag of surrender again just this week. he indicated that he can't fix washington from the inside. it can only be fixed if the outside, he said. that's great because he's going to get that chance in a moment to be able to fix it from -- [ applause ] >> all right. let's dig in over your saturday coffee. joining me white house reporter for the "washington post," david nakimora, white house correspondent for "the hill," amy parns. david, let's start with you and the tax issue here. with mitt romney releasing the 2011 tax returns, does this settle the issue, or d
bid hurricane isaac. then he makes a stop in virginia before heading to the democratic national convention and making his all-important speech on thursday. alex, a little bit of breaking news this morning. president obama did an interview with "usa today" in which he responded for the first time really to that speech that clint eastwood gave during the republican national convention. you remember it, alex. clint eastwood interviewed an empty chair meant to represent president obama. auz uz today asked if he was offended by that. here is what president obama had to say. quote, one thing about being president or running for president, if you're easily offe offended, you should probably choose another profession. when he was asked if the democrats would have a similar hollywood type skit he said, quote, i think we'll be playing this pretty straight. so there you have it, alex. >> well, he was using a bit of humor, the president, with regard to that. listen, you can't be thin skinned because people like you are on the campaign trail, kristen welker, following every move. thank you s
on thursday. 20% find him likeable compared to 16% before the speech. paul ryan campaigned in virginia on friday addressing a group of about 1800 supporters in richmond. >> the president has put us on a path of decline, of debt, a nation in doubt. here's the good news, we can fix this by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states! >> and vice president biden rallied voters in ohio speaking to a crowd in lordstown. >> help us win ohio and if we win ohio, we win the election. >> the vice president will be making some stops in pennsylvania and wisconsin tomorrow. >>> this brings us to our twitter question for all of you, did the republican convention change anyone's mind? talk to me on twitter, i'll get to reading some of your tweets throughout the day. >>> one other political note and this could be significant. it is a victory for groups fighting new voting restrictions in ohio. a federal judge reinstated early voting on the three days leading up to november's election. the state's republican governor and legislature had decided to cut off early in person voting on the
in more retail politics saying what i think romney needs to do is go into virginia and run for sheriff. this is not rocket science. is mitt romney not comfortable with the retail politics of things? he's more comfortable in the white gloves back rooms of country clubs? >> look, i don't think it's any big question his strongest suit is not to give a big speech behind the podium in front of 10,000 people. but he's pretty good one-on-one. i've seen him do it. he's good in the small groups. he doesn't come across on tv but he's very engaging. i think the very best way to do it is what lindsay said. let's run for sheriff. all politics is local. get into the counties that matter and really shake those hands. on these close elections turnout's going to be the one that matters. in a race that's a 2 or 3-point margin will make a difference. >> let's look at the number 50. the president in some of the latest swing state polling is showing coming in at 50% over mitt romney. look at colorado, iowa, wisconsin. so if you're in the romney camp, does that concern you or do you think that there's still
of the key states. specifically virginia and ohio. because in those states, mr. romney's argument that mr. obama is responsible for a bad economy doesn't work. ohio is more prosperous now than it's been for decades. and in virginia the unemployment rate is less than 6%. mr. romney probably can't win without either of those two states. and the economic conditions in those states, which are much better than the rest of the country, is really seems to be hurting him and helping the president. >> okay. peter brown, thanks for the interesting chat. i appreciate it. >>> now to number five on our list of the top five trending stories. the new intrusion into kate middleton's private life. more photographs of the duchess of cambridge have surfaced. a danish magazine has published photos showing middleton changing her bikini bottoms taken from the front. st. james palace has not said if it will take legal action. [ horse neighs ] look! she wears the scarlet markings! [ man ] out! your kind is not welcome here! nor your odd predilections! miracle whip is tangy and sweet, not odd. [ man ] it's evil!
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